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Technology education supports job training - Andy Taylor (left), director of Alliance/Partnership Management for Pearson North America, meets with WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter during a recent Correctional Education Association conference in San Antonio.  Pearson North America, an international education publishing and assessment service, supports Windham efforts to prepare offenders for post-release careers through high-level job training.

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State Representative Congratulates Graduates

 

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Texas House Representative James White recently gave the GED commencement speech at a Windham School District ceremony at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston. He presented each graduate's certificate and offered personal congratulations, emphasizing the importance of education behind prison walls.

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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Interim Superintendent (936) 291-5303

    The Superintendent of the Windham School District has legal responsibility for all operations of the school district and reports directly to the Windham School Board (Texas Board of Criminal Justice). The authority to operate the schools within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was established in Texas Education Code, Chapter 19. The Superintendent's support staff includes:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5303

    The Administrative Assistant provides clerical support, coordinates scheduling, and maintains school board records.

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , General Counsel (936) 291-5304

    The General Counsel of Legal Services advises the Superintendent on various legal issues in order to ensure district compliance with all applicable state and federal legal requirements.

    Public Information Officer

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Public Information Officer (936) 291-5307

    The Public Information Officer publicizes news and accomplishments of the staff and students of the Windham School District to campuses within the district as well as to the outside media and public. This includes:

    ·          Publishing brochures, pamphlets, and other materials to promote better understanding of goals, programs or operations of the Windham School District.

    ·          Contributing news to the monthly inmate newspaper, The ECHO, as well as to other publications.

    ·          Serving as a resource person to schools and other departments in the preparation of publications and public information materials.

    ·          Assisting the Superintendent in coordinating various aspects of the District's public relations effort.

    ·          Photographing special events, students, staff, and programs.

    ·          Serving as a liaison between WSD and the news media by providing news releases, answering requests for information, coordinating interviews and visits, and organizing media conferences.

    ·          Receiving inquiries, correspondence, and visitors to the District, thereby assisting the public in gaining a better understanding of the programs of WSD.

    ·          Supervising production of The ECHO, TDCJ's offender newspaper.

    ·          Coordinating WSD’s statewide teacher recognition initiative: The Lane Murray Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Charlene Moriarty, Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5304

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Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - Thank you for this program - "My son received his GED through Windham School District. I just wanted to thank you for this program."

Success Story IconEducation changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."

Success Story IconNEW - I can now make a living. I’m free - "The welding program helped me build character. Mr. Perry taught me how to talk like a welder..."

Success Story Icon NEW - I learned to change my perspective - "It’s the education I learned in Cognitive Intervention class that changed me. I learned to change my perspective."

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WSD in Images

Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.

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